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Spectra and relaxation of electronic excitations in CsCdBr3:Yb3+ and CsCdBr3:Nd3+ monocrystals
Author(s): M R Gafurov; A I Iskhakova; I N Kurkin; S P Kurzin; Boris Z. Malkin; Sergey I. Nikitin; S. B. Orlinskii; R. M. Rakhmatullin; Gil'man S. Shakurov; Valery F. Tarasov; R. Demirbilek; J. Heber
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Experimental and theoretical studies of the optical and EPR spectra, and the spin-lattice relaxation in CsCdBr3 crystals containing 0.1, 0.3 and 1.0 mol. Percent of impurity Yb3+ ions have been fulfilled. In the optical excitation spectrum, a broad charge transfer band has been detected in the wave-number range of 25000-35000 cm-1. The hybridization of the excited electron configuration corresponding to the charge transfer from the ligand (Br) 4p closed shells on the ground 4f13 configuration of the ytterbium ion is considered to interpret the anomalously large crystal field splitting of het 2F5/2 multiplet. The EPR spectra with comparable intensities of the axial single-ion and symmetric dimer centers in the sample containing 0.3 mol percent of impurity Yb3+ ions were observed. Spin-lattice relaxation rates and linewidth sin the EPR spectra of the single-ion and dimer centers were measured in the temperature range of 1.5-35 K at the frequency of 9.5 GHz at different directions of the applied magnetic field relative to the crystal symmetry axis. Experimental results are analyzed in the framework of the microscopic theory of the electron-phonon interaction with taking into account peculiarities of the phonon spectrum of the impurity CsCdBr3 lattice. High- frequency EPR spectra of dimer centers in CsCdBr3 crystals containing 0.2 and 0.5 mol. Percent of impurity Nd3+ ions were taken in the range of 205-250 GHz at 4.2 K in the magnetic field sup to 0.8 T parallel to the crystal symmetry axis. The crystal field splitting between the first excited and the ground Kramers doublets, and magnetic splitting factors of these doublets were determined. AN estimate of the isotopic ferromagnetic exchange constant A equals (2.3 +/- 0.3) 10-3 cm-1 in symmetric dimer centers formed by impurity Nd3+ ions was obtained from the zero-field splitting of the EPR signals.

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Date Published: 12 July 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4766, XI Feofilov Symposium on Spectroscopy of Crystals Activated by Rare-Earth and Transition Metal Ions, (12 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475344
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M R Gafurov, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
A I Iskhakova, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
I N Kurkin, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
S P Kurzin, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
Boris Z. Malkin, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey I. Nikitin, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
S. B. Orlinskii, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
R. M. Rakhmatullin, Kazan State Univ. (Russia)
Gil'man S. Shakurov, Kazan Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
Valery F. Tarasov, Kazan Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
R. Demirbilek, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
J. Heber, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4766:
XI Feofilov Symposium on Spectroscopy of Crystals Activated by Rare-Earth and Transition Metal Ions

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